Vice President (VP), General Manager , 03/1992
to Current Baldwin/Priesmeyer – St. Louis,
MO Have responsibilities in virtually every aspect of running a flag and banner business including sales, marketing, warehouse management, factory production management, procurement, personnel management and all other day-to-day activities of the business including:
Sales I work with wide variety of customer including small businesses, large corporations, schools, charitable organizations, federal and state agencies, municipalities, clubs, wholesalers, retailers and individuals. Responsible for the entire sales process including pricing strategy/negotiation, procurement, delivery, quality control and any necessary follow-up or customer service/satisfaction issues.
Have developed excellent communication skills. Comfortable working with clients face to face or via telephone or e-mail.
Management Supervise the day-to-day activities of factory, service and warehouse personnel. Responsible for coordinating production schedules and setting job priorities to ensure customer deadlings are met.
Purchasing Purchasing responsibilities include stock products for resale, custom product, raw materials for in-house production. Handle price negotiations as well as monitor vendor quality and service levels.
to 03/1992 Mr. Sign – St. Louis,
MO I was the sole proprietor of a Mr. Sign franchise. This was a franchise specializing in signage of all kinds.
Leasing Agent , 10/1982
to 03/1991 Lou Fusz Automotive Network – St. Louis,
MO Was responsible for new car leasing at this major St. Louis area automobile dealership. Responsible for all aspects of long-term auto leasing. This included lease rate negotiations, payment calculations, credit applications and approval, purchasing all makes and models of vehicles for lease.
This involved a large amount of interaction with individual customers as well as corporations.
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Marketing,
1982 University of Missouri-Columbia - Columbia,